Last updated on May 1st, 2020
Aloo paneer is a quick, delicious and satiating paneer side dish. If you are looking for easy no grind paneer recipes, this potato with paneer is a good choice. Aloo paneer is quick to make, tastes delicious and a versatile side dish. You can serve it with rice, roti, sandwich between breads or use it in frankies. Here is how to make best aloo paneer at home!
Oftentimes My kid eats quietly if there is potato or paneer in the menu 🙂 Given that both potatoes and paneer are good for growing kids I make a dish with these ingredients at least once in a week for her.
This aloo paneer curry is a simple side dish that gets ready in 15 minutes. Nothing fancy here yet tastes very delicious, hearty and easy to make too.
I have tasted paneer aloo masala in restaurants few times. It tastes just like paneer butter masala with potatoes. Butter and cream laden heavy curry with paneer and potato cubes.
But this paneer aloo recipe is different. It is a dry curry that you can pack in lunch or use as sandwich filling or use for making wrap. If you want a change from heavy paneer curries this is a very nice recipe that takes only 20 minutes and no grinding required.
This Aloo Paneer Recipe Is
Quick, easy and takes just 20 minutes
Everyday curry with simple ingredients
No grind curry
Gluten free and substitute tofu cubes for vegan
Kid friendly, healthy and delicious.
I make this potato paneer in many ways. Along with potatoes I sometimes add cubed carrots, peppers or corn.
Also this recipe does not use boiled potatoes. You can just cube and cook the potatoes directly. It is a very quick and handy recipe for weekdays.
What other veggies can be added along with potatoes in aloo paneer?
You can add cubed bell peppers, carrots, baby corn, broccoli, mushrooms in this curry. You can also add some boiled chickpeas for more hearty curry.
Also You can also add tomatoes but the curry will turn mushy and texture will change. If you like your curries semi dry you can definitely add tomatoes
What are spices we need for making aloo paneer?
Actually there is no fixed set of spices for making this curry. You can just add whichever spice combination you like. I usually add turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala and coriander powder.
You can add pepper powder instead of red chili powder while making for kids. Also some roasted cumin powder will be god. For more zing you can add a dash of chaat masala powder, especially if making kathi rolls with this.
How To Make Aloo Paneer Dry
Heat a pan with 3 teaspoons oil. Temper with cumin seeds. Add finely chopped onions and saute till they turn soft.
Add chopped capsicums and saute for 2-3 minutes.
now add cubed potatoes and saute well.
Add spice powders and salt. Cover and cook for 7-8 minutes.
Let the potatoes get cooked well.
Next add cubed paneer and toss gently.
Cook in low flame for 2 minutes. garnish with coriander leaves and remove from flame.
Serve aloo paneer hot.
How To Make Aloo Paneer Gravy?
You can make aloo paneer gravy by some small changes to the recipe. To make tomato based gravy just puree 2-3 ripe tomatoes with some cashews and add after sauteing potatoes. You can also stir in some coconut milk for a different flavor.
Make More With Aloo Paneer
Apart from serving as side dish you can make many meals out of this aloo paneer curry
In sandwiches– Spread some green chutney on buttered bread slices. Place generous portion of aloo paneer and close with another slice. Toast with butter until crispy and golden.
In kathi rolls- Follow this paneer kathi roll recipe and use this curry as filling.
Quick paneer rice– Just stir in some cooked rice to this aloo paneer and toss for quick paneer rice.
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I hope you will try this aloo paneer recipe and enjoy as much as we did. P
Aloo Paneer Recipe
Aloo paneer masala recipe | Dry aloo paneer recipe | easy paneer recipes
- 2 big potatoes peeled and cubed
- 200 grams cubed paneer
- 1 onion finely chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped capsicum
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
- 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 3 teaspoons oil
- Heat a pan with 3 teaspoons oil.
- Temper with cumin seeds.
- Add finely chopped onions and saute till they turn soft.
- Add chopped capsicums and saute for 2-3 minutes.
- Next add cubed potatoes and saute well. Add spice powders and salt. Cover and cook for 7-8 minutes.
- Once the potatoes are fully cooked add cubed paneer and toss gently.
- Cook in low flame for 2 minutes. garnish with coriander leaves and remove from flame. Serve aloo paneer hot.